Bruno Dorin, born in 1966 in France, was trained in economics (Ph.D., Montpellier, 1994), management (post-graduate diploma, Montpellier, 1989) and agriculture (diploma in engineering, Lyon, 1988). Began working in Paris for the French Ministry of Agriculture and the National Institute of Agronomic Research (INRA) on French or European issues (farm bankruptcies, 1992 CAP reform) prior to two long stints in India over eight years, first in Andhra Pradesh for doctoral work (1990-1991), then in New Delhi (1995-2000) as Director and researcher at the Centre de Sciences Humaines ( Returned to France in 2000 to teach economics (ESAP, Toulouse). Joined CIRAD in 2002 (, Montpellier) and has been involved in several international research projects (value sharing in the cocoa-chocolate industry, agricultural greenhouse gases emission/sink, food-biofuel competition in land use), mostly in partnership with CIRED (International Research Centre on Environment and Development, Paris). In 2006, began to develop “Agribiom”, a quantitative tool for analysing the world’s production, trade and use of biomass, in order to undertake collective scenario-building such as “Agrimonde” (Paillard, Treyer & Dorin, 2011), hybrid models such as the “Nexus Land-Use” (Souty, Dorin & al., 2012), worldwide analyses on labour productivity and structural transformations. Is author or co-author of many scientific studies and peer-reviewed articles, in addition to five books in English: “National Identity and Regional Cooperation” (Delhi, 1999), “The Indian Entrepreneur” (Delhi, 2003), “Agricultural Incentives in India” (Delhi, 2004), “Agriculture and Food in India” (Delhi, 2009), “Agrimonde: scenarios and challenges for feeding the world in 2050” (Versailles, 2011, Springer 2014).

Recent Publications:

1. Dorin Bruno, 2017. “India and Africa in the Global Agricultural System (1960-2050): Towards a New Sociotechnical Regime?”, Economic & Political Weekly, LII:25-26, June 24,  pp. 5-13. (

2. Desquilbet Marion, Dorin Bruno, Couvet Denis, 2017. “Land Sharing vs Land Sparing to Conserve Biodiversity: How Agricultural Markets Make the Difference”, Environmental Modeling & Assessment, 22:3, June,  pp. 185-200.  (

3. Agarwal Bina, Dorin Bruno, 2017. “Group farming in France. Why are some regions more conducive to cooperation than others?”, Global Development Institute Working Paper Series, 13,  pp. 1-29. (

4. Dorin Bruno, Aubron Claire, 2016. “Croissance et revenu du travail agricole en Inde : une économie politique de la divergence (1950-2014)”, Economie Rurale, 352, mars-avril,  pp. 41-65.  (

5. Paillard Sandrine, Tréyer Sébastien, Dorin Bruno (Ed.), 2014. Agrimonde – Scenarios and Challenges for Feeding the World in 2050″, Springer, Netherlands, 250 p. (


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